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April might be known for its showers, but it’s also a pretty killer month where amazing long-form stories are concerned. Read on to learn about everything from controlling your dreams to crowdfunding your funeral.

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IF YOU THINK THE SUPER-CHEAP CLOTHES IN THOSE FACEBOOK ADS ARE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE...

Read about how you’re 100 percent right and just how skeevy the whole business model is. (BuzzFeed)

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The Wall Street Journal

If you follow any dogs on Instagram...

Read about how the marketing of pets has turned into a legitimate (and very profitable) business. (The Wall Street Journal)

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If you’ve ever imagined what your own funeral will look like...

Read about the people who are crowdfunding their own. Seriously. (New Statesman)

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If you wonder what a gorgeous woman sees in a not-so-gorgeous man...

Read about how online and app-based dating are killing the mixed-attractiveness couple. (Priceonomics)

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Twenty20

If you routinely pray that your friends will cancel plans...

Read about how staying in is the new going out. (The New York Times)

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Twenty20

If the election is making you realize what a horrible place Facebook is...

Read about the wonders of blocking everyone who makes you cringe. (Vox)

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Shaye Anderson/Vice

If you ever wake up from really good dreams but can’t get back into them...

Read about lucid dreaming, a maybe-possible way to control your dreams. (Vice)

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GQ

If you’ve ever thought “I wouldn’t go to a club if you paid me”...

Read about how much celebrities make for club appearances, and reconsider. (GQ)

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Alma Hayser/Wired

If you have a tendency to overthink every little detail about your life...

Read about a woman who can neither remember her past nor imagine her future. (Wired)

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